According to a Vikings source, Jim Stapleton is not and never has been a minority owner in the Minnesota Vikings franchise.
On Friday, we wrote about best-selling author John U. Bacon accusing Stapleton of blackballing Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh from getting the Vikings head coaching job in 2022. Bacon made the claim on the Morning Juice 97.1 radio show out of Columbus when discussing the sign-stealing scandal Michigan is currently dealing with.
In the same light, the same source tells Vikings Wire that Stapleton was not involved in the coaching search that resulted in the team hiring Kevin O’Connell. Harbaugh did come in for an interview in early February, but the job was offered to O’Connell.
Both Harbaugh and Stapleton seem to be connected, but they aren’t connected via the Vikings.